GP Training

Undergraduate & Postgraduate Training
The practice has a significant commitment to teaching. We have been a training practice since 2006, taking Specialist Training doctors in their final years of training and 4th and 5th year Medical Students from Manchester University
The two approved trainers are Dr Claire Rushton and Dr Mandeep Gill
Training Practice
Roman Road Health Centre is a teaching practice associated to Liverpool, Manchester & Preston Universities. We have post graduates, GP Registrars and students working in the practice in order to gain experience.
In order to work in General Practice specialised vocational training is necessary. They are always closely supervised and will be clearly identified to you.  We also provide experience for nurses in training.
You have a right to decline to be treated by them or in their presence but your co-operation in enhancing their medical training and experience is greatly appreciated.
The practice is committed to improving medical education at all levels and all the practice Doctors are involved in this process.
GP Registrars/ FY Doctors and Medical Students
Roman Road Health Centre believes that medical education is vital in training our health care professionals and safeguarding the future of the NHS.
In order to provide this, GP Registrars, Foundation Doctors or Medical Students may be sitting in with your health care professional during your consultation.
Please be assured that our doctors in training are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the rest of the practice.
The experience that is acquired is necessary when seeing their own patient’s in the future. The patient might be yourself or a loved one.
If you would prefer to see a health care professional alone, please inform the receptionist when you are booking in for your appointment.

Statement for Patients

We are sorry for the inconvenience being caused for our patents trying to contact the practice by telephone recently. You may have found that trying to reach us first thing on a Monday morning has been particularly difficult.

Like many GP practices in Lancashire, our telephone system is run by a local NHS IT provider who are aware of these issues.

We want to assure you these problems have been escalated and explain that fixing them is not in our control, so please be patient with us whilst they are being addressed.

We have been told that over the next few weeks, a short term fix being put in place that should ensure our telephone systems can stay online during very busy periods. In the longer term, we know that upgrades are being made to the system that should fully resolve the problems.

Remember, there are other ways that you can contact the practice. Firstly if you are able please review our web pages please do this is where we will provide you with the most up to date methods of contacting us or where appropriate other alternatives exist such as:-

* MyGp or PatientAccess ; an app that you may have already downloaded (if not please do and follow the instructions for use) which you can use to book appointments, contact the practice or order your prescriptions.

* As usual, you should dial 999 in an emergency and can access NHS111 or your local pharmacy for advice.

Coronavirus – Advice for Patients

The symptoms of coronavirus are:

The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu and it does not necessarily mean you have the illness.

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Use this service if:

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

Information for the public is available at and

Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.
The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces is very low at the current time.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at